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Art hotels bring aesthetics, events to guests

C’EST la vie of tourists in Banye Art House/Hotel: Rest in the hotel containing many artworks, hike in nearby mountains or bike around West Lake, eat local dishes at neighboring farmers’ homes, participate in art activities and drink with artists...

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Traffic police tactical unit assumes duties

Hangzhou traffic police established a quick response team yesterday to reach accident sites within 10 minutes to rescue victims and to prevent congestions. The team, called Traffic Police Tactical Unit, is equipped with 12 police vans and 70 motorcycles. Each...

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Rare water lily steals the show

N. Wanvisa, the 2010 world champion of water lily, is a star attraction at the Hangzhou International Lotus and Water lily Exhibition. Its delicate flowers sport red petals and a golden whorl. Two days ago the petals were still half...

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New vegetarian options growing on diners

SPRING brings forth new buds and shoots and the birth of many animals’ young, all growing in the warmer weather. And according to traditional Chinese medicine, all this springtime growth extends to qi (energy) in the liver, which weakens the...

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Great spots for memorable wedding photos

CHINESE couples often go to great lengths to ensure they have tremendous wedding photos. This includes looking for a good photographer and scouting for wonderful locations with beautiful scenery. Of course, Hangzhou is blessed with numerous sites boasting gorgeous scenery....

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To hire care or not, that is the question

DEMAND for maternity maids known as yuesao has risen in Hangzhou, and their salaries have skyrocketed. Some families believe a maternity maid is instrumental in caring for a newborn and postpartum mother, so price is no object. Others, however, are...

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Swimming pool converted into lotus pond

An abandoned swimming pool was turned into a pond with lotus flowers in a neighborhood in Xiacheng District. The swimming pool was never used due to a lack of supporting facilities so the owners’ committee reached an agreement with the...

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Zijingang Road Tunnel nears completion

The final stage of work has begun on Zijingang Road Tunnel, which is expected to open by the end of this year, the Hangzhou Urban Basic Facility Development Center said yesterday. Zijingang Road Tunnel is an extension of Yuhangtang Road....